Those who doubted the benefits of robots soon changed their minds after owning a robot vacuum. Those who never wanted a pet have realized you don’t have to constantly clean your floor because of the endless amount of pet hair. The Roomba 650 and the Roomba 770 are perfect examples of efficient robot vacuums.
Robot vacuums have come a long way since they were first released. They are incorporated with technology that allows you to leave in the morning and come home with lovely clean floors. They are effortless and save a lot of time. A good robot vacuum will fit under most furniture, even beds, and sofas, reaching places that we often leave until last.
We are going to compare the Roomba 650 vs Roomba 770. We will look at how they are used and charged. We will test their effectiveness and talk about their appearances. You will find a chart with all the specific details of the Roomba 650 and the Roomba 770, as well as some of their pros and cons. The last part of this article will provide our final verdict.
Roomba 650 vs 770
For you to be able to focus just on the numbers, take a look at the comparison chart below.
The Roomba 650 and the 770 are equipped with iAdapt Navigation. This is a very smart set of technology that uses built-in sensors to detect obstacles and vacuum around them. It doesn’t matter how your home is set up or what the kids leave lying around, both iRobot vacuums will work their way around objects. Let’s begin with how the Roomba 650 and the 770 are alike.
On that note, you do need to be careful with cables and the vacuums are powerful enough to suck up cords. You also need to take care of liquids, as the sensors won’t detect liquid.
Both of these Roombas have a 3-stage cleaning system. The first stage is agitation, where the brushes loosen up any stubborn dirt and debris. The second stage is brushing and the third stage is suction. Roomba hasn’t supplied any information about the dirt cup capacity. It is recommended to empty the cup after every cycle but that will depend on your home.
Again, Roomba has provided little information about how long the 650 and the 770 take to charge. This might be because once the robot vacuums have finished, they automatically return to the docking station and begin charging.
When the vacuum is charging, an orange light will flash, once it is fully charged, the light will turn green. If the batteries begin to lose charge while it is cleaning, they will automatically return to the docking station, or you can press the ‘dock’ button.
The Roomba 650 and the Roomba 770 are suitable for all floor types. You can use them on carpet, tiles, hardwood, and laminate to name a few. Both machines will automatically adapt to the floor type. We tested both on various different floors and were happy with the results until we tried a black carpet. The sensors on the 650 and the 770 will automatically stop the vacuums as it is programmed to think it is a step. However, they do go over things like doorways.
In terms of cleaning capabilities, we tested the Roomba 650 and the Roomba 770 on short and long animal hair, dried mud, breadcrumbs and cereal and neither machine had an issue with cleaning.
It is really easy to set a schedule with the iRobot vacuums. You can set a day and hour for up to 7 times per week. The buttons are conveniently placed on top and there are LED lights for you to see exactly what you are programming. It couldn’t be easier to set a timer and come home each day to a clean home.
All Roomba iRobots have a 6-month limited warranty and a 1-year limited warranty on parts, excluding the battery.
There are only a few differences between the 650 and the 770, so let’s cover them now.
Roomba 650 vs 770: Appearance
Robot vacuums are round, with an average diameter of 13.7 inches. The average height is around 3.9 inches and the weight will vary between 7 and 15 pounds.
This is a lightweight robot vacuum at 7.9lbs. It is 13.4 in diameter and 3.6 inches high. It has a sleek black design with clearly labeled buttons.
It weighs in at the higher end of the average at 13.2lbs. It is 13.9 in diameter and 3.4 inches high. Being slightly lower, there is more probability it will fit under your furniture. The buttons aren’t clear until the LED lights come on but we feel this adds to the design.
The winner is – The Roomba 770
Roomba 650 vs 770: Cleaning ability
As we mentioned before, you want a robot vacuum that is able to clean various floor types without the sensors causing it to stop. You especially want it to be effective on more than just dirt and dust.
It has 3-stage cleaning and automatically adjusts to different floors.
As well as the 3-stage cleaning and automatic adjustment, it has Dirt Detect Series II. This means that the vacuum will detect dirtier areas and head towards them.
The winner is- The Roomba 770
Roomba 650 vs 770: Value for money
Brand named vacuum robots can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars up to a thousand. Anything below a couple of hundred and it’s unlikely you will get the same quality.
It’s well priced compared with some brand names, sitting towards the middle of the average price.
Amazing value for money at the lower end of the average price and significantly cheaper than the 650.
The winner is – The Roomba 770
Pros and Cons
Before our final verdict, we will finish up with some pros and cons.